|May 15, 1995
|5 feet 9 inch
|Engaged to Nabha Gaddamwar
|Father: Uday Deshpande
Mother: Vandana Deshpande
|Chennai Super Kings
Cricket Career from Beginning
Tushar Deshpande is a professional cricketer who plays for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who made his debut for Mumbai in the 2016-17 season of the Ranji Trophy.
Deshpande’s early career was marked by struggles and setbacks. He was initially rejected by the Mumbai selectors in U-19 team and had to work hard to improve his game and get noticed. He played in the local leagues and continued to hone his skills, eventually earning a place in the Mumbai team.
Deshpande’s breakthrough performance came in the 2018-19 season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he took 20 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 16.75. This impressive performance earned him a place in the Delhi Capitals squad for the 2020 IPL at base price of Rs. 20 Lakhs.
Despite not getting many opportunities in his first season, Deshpande continued to work hard and was rewarded with a contract extension for the 2021 season. However, he was ruled out of the tournament due to injury.
Tushar Deshpande was picked by Chennai Super Kings for ipl 2022 at base price of 20 Lakhs and further extended for 2023. In IPL 2023 he had performed well and at present is on the top in the list of purple cap with 17 wickets.
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Tushar Deshpande engagement:
Tushar Deshpande, the rising star of the CSK team, recently announced his engagement to his long-time school crush, Nabha Gaddamwar. He took to social media to share heartfelt pictures of their engagement, expressing his joy at seeing his school crush become his fiancée. Ruturaj Gaikwad, another prominent player in the CSK team who recently got engaged as well, extended a warm welcome to Tushar Deshpande. During their engagement ceremony, the couple proudly displayed their engagement rings, which were elegantly placed on a vibrant red cricket ball.
Tushar Deshpande was born and raised in Mumbai, India, in a middle-class Maharashtrian family. His father, Prashant Deshpande, is a businessman, and his mother, Pratibha Deshpande, is a homemaker. Tushar has a younger sister named Preeti.
As a child, Tushar developed an interest in cricket and played in the streets and parks with his friends. His family encouraged his passion for the sport and supported him in pursuing it. Tushar also excelled academically and attended Swami Vivekanand International School in Mumbai.
Despite facing initial rejections from the Mumbai selectors, Tushar continued to work hard and eventually earned a place in the Mumbai team. Throughout his cricketing journey, his family has been supportive of him, with his father taking him to matches and his mother taking care of his meals during his training.
- Tushar Deshpande was born on May 15, 1995, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
- Deshpande idolizes Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and models his game after him.
- Before becoming a cricketer, Deshpande was a student of mechanical engineering and worked as a software engineer for a brief period.
- In 2021, Deshpande was appointed as the brand ambassador for the sports nutrition brand Fast&Up.
- Deshpande is also a talented singer and has posted several videos of himself singing Bollywood songs on his social media accounts.